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I can't believe that my youngest kids are finally getting this old!  Wow....I must be getting old as well.  Anyway, here they are enjoying a day shopping with dad at Trader Joe's.  It's an awesome time to be a Bettag kid.  Nothing better than playing all grown up and then SMASHING THE CART INTO ...
Rarely do you come across a real life version of It's a Wonderful Life.  But here it goes.  My little brother, Dr. Eric Bettag, a surgeon with a cult following, was injured, paralyzed, in a car accident a little over two years ago when some 18 year old kid, dropped his compact discs under the da...
One of my favorite treasures here.  A dog and his boy.  Or is it a Boy and his dog?  Anyway, Here's my 4th, but not last, Grant.  He's hanging with out newbie, Otto.  Otto and Grant are best of buds and they just love hanging out at our farm in Wisconsin.  It's great to have a place where we can...
I run a region, run a branch and yes, I originate loans as well.  I spend a lot of time recruiting on top of that.  I'm amazed at what I hear from lenders.  Realtors want loan officers to help them build their business.  They don't want them to create their business.  If lenders could do that the...
Leaving in just a bit.  Have a lot to do and I'm picking up the kids after school.  We're heading to the farm up in Wisconsin this afternoon.  A friend of mine gave me tickets to the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers Game for this Sunday up in Green Bay.  I'm taking my wife and two oldest...
With the U.S. Census process beginning, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises people to be cautious.  The major concern is that individuals don't become a victim of fraud or identity theft. The first phase of the 2010 U.S. Census is under way as workers have begun verifying the addresses of ho...
Disgusting?  As a proud father, trying to raise manly men, I think not!  Even my wife was a bit intrigued.  These guys would do well working on Tim the Tool Time Taylor's Home Improvement b/c they fit that manly part so well.  Needless to say, mom took the photo and then told them that they need...
Got this from a leader who took notes and observed more ridiculousness from "Campton" bureaucrats (My comments are in parens or italics): If you were wondering what went on last night at the Planning Commission hearing, the Community Center was full (not standing room only, but a crowd).  After a...
A couple of astounding things here happened to me this past weekend on Active Rain.  I write a post this weekend that was action packed.  For the first time ever, the post gets over 158 comments.  Just ridiculous.  It also sets another personal best and gets re-posted 12 times.  My post?  We Rece...
Fannie Mae has issued Announcement 09-34, Confirmation of Conventional Loan Limits for 2010, to provide notification of our 2010 conforming loan limits. As in 2009, both the general loan limits and the high-cost area loan limits are provided by our regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (F...

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